20 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to London Gatwick Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City
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New York City
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Staunton
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Pigeon Forge
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Birmingham
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New Orleans
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Houston
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Galveston
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Houston
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New York City
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New York City — 1 night

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Empire State Building as well as Statue of Liberty National Monument. On the 27th (Thu), go for a walk through Central Park and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For photos and other tourist information, read New York City online tour planner.

Maidstone, UK to New York City is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Maidstone to New York City is minus 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Maidstone in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Staunton.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Staunton — 1 night

Staunton is an independent city in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia. To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Staunton trip itinerary planner.

Getting from New York City to Staunton by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Staunton, with lows around 20°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pigeon Forge.
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Pigeon Forge — 4 nights

Center of Fun in the Smokies

A tiny town with big tourist appeal, Pigeon Forge bills itself as the "Center of Fun in the Smokies." Just a short drive from the national park protecting the diverse plant and animal life of the Great Smoky Mountains, the town features numerous places to visit, such as bars, restaurants, cafes, theaters, and shops.
Family-friendly places like River Rafting & Tubing and Titanic Museum Attraction will thrill your kids. Take a break from Pigeon Forge with a short trip to Zipline in Hartford, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a splash at Dollywood, catch some excitement at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster, find something for the whole family at Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and contemplate the waterfront views at Pigeon River.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pigeon Forge trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Staunton to Pigeon Forge in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. July in Pigeon Forge sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 1 night

Magic City

Birmingham may be one of America's most controversial cities.
On the 2nd (Wed), explore the galleries of McWane Science Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham vacation website.

Traveling by car from Pigeon Forge to Birmingham takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Pigeon Forge to Birmingham, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 25°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Thu) before leaving for New Orleans.
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New Orleans — 1 night

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New Orleans trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Birmingham to New Orleans by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Birmingham in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Houston.
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Houston — 1 night

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Houston trip maker site.

Fly from New Orleans to Houston in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Orleans, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Houston, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Galveston.
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Galveston — 7 nights

The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Galveston driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Houston to Galveston in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Houston, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Galveston, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 31°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Houston.
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Houston — 1 night

Bayou City

Your day by day itinerary now includes The Houston Museum of Natural Science as well as Houston Zoo. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Houston Zoo and then get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Houston route builder website.

Traveling by car from Galveston to Houston takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for New York City.
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New York City — 1 night

Big Apple

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the New York City trip planner.

Getting from Houston to New York City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to New York City is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Houston in August: high temperatures in New York City hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Mon) before leaving for home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Galveston Island travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Historic Sites
It's Island Time
Packed with vacation homes strung along a coastline of white sandy beaches, Galveston Island lies just 80 km (50 mi) southeast of Houston, so it attracts not only weekend revelers from the mainland, but also international tourists. At 43 km (27 mi) long and less than 5 km (3 mi) wide, the compact island is small enough to do most of your sightseeing on foot. Much of its area (with the exception of the town of Jamaica Beach) lies within the city limits of Galveston, a busy cruise ship port. If you plan to make Galveston your base on the island, visit at least one of the city's museums before heading to the beach.
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